6 Ratings
Louis Jadot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

Wine Details


Louis Jadot


Pinot Noir





Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru, which like the Chapelle-Chambertin is domaine-owned, has a more voluminous, multi-faceted bouquet with engaging incense and mineral notes infusing the beautifully defined black fruits. The palate is very well balanced on the entry with more tension and nervosite than the Chambertin, building effortlessly towards a quite regal, sophisticated finish whose mineralite lingers long in the mouth. Outstanding.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2001 Vintage) Maison Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. He quickly developed a reputation as a high quality producer and his aim was to build his reputation as a top quality winemaker in Burgundy. To achieve this aim he continued to purchase vineyards to add to the family's earlier purchase of Beaune Clos des Ursules and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles vineyards. His Grandson, who took over at the end of WWII continued to build Louis Jadot's Domaine holdings by acquiring Grand Cru vineyards in Corton Pougets and Corton Charlemagne. Gevrey Chambertin is the most northern read more...of the great communes of the Côte de Nuits. There are 26 Premiers Crus and 8 Grands Crus. Half of the Premiers Crus of Gevrey lie on the Grands Crus east facing slope ; the other half occupy a steep, southeast facing slope to the north, with calcareous clay soils. Louis Jadot produces a rich and sumptuous wine with an extraordinary balance of power, elegance and finesse. The brilliant, brocaded texture finishes with a long, lingering note of berries and oak. It will perfectly match sophisticated dishes like meats en sauce', game and strong cheeses. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: (89-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 118 on Aug-98
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99
  • Burghound
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Burghound on Oct 17, 2002